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diy kissing photo booth

We’ve definitely seen homemade photo booths with all different themes around here (most recently Willy Wonka & Toy Story) but this is the first time we’ve received an actual Kissing Booth!

Mary from A Silly Whim enjoyed the photo booth at her wedding so much that she wanted to try making one herself – and she did a fantastic job of bringing this one to life! This concept could of course be translated to any theme you like – ticket booth for a carnival party, lemonade stand for a summer birthday bash, and so on…

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Homemade props & and a breakdown of how they were made
  • Instant photos {great favor idea!}
  • Funny photo booth props on sticks

homemade kissing booth

photo booth props

kissing booth pictures

kiss me photo booth


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Mary

Back in 2009, my husband and I had a photo booth at our wedding and ever since then I really wanted to make my own DIY photo booth (I even asked for a Polaroid camera for my birthday). So, I Valentine’s Day with my idea for a photo booth and came up with the ‘Kissing Booth’ concept.

I am not a carpenter or an artist, so the fact that I made this booth was quite an accomplishment! I actually went to three different stores before I finally got over my intimidation and found a very helpful salesperson to assist me. I was intimated because I wasn’t exactly sure what to ask for (type of wood, exact dimensions… I had no clue), so I just explained to the salesman what I wanted to build and how I pictured it to look and he helped me figure out what I needed.  He even cut the wood to size which was very helpful since I didn’t even own a saw (did I mention that I am not a carpenter?)! Plus, I needed him to cut the pieces small enough to fit into my car (a minor detail I didn’t consider in advance). Although I didn’t have a saw, my husband did have an old drill buried in our shed that I used to screw all the pieces together.  It may not have been perfectly level or straight, but it looked cute!

The props I also made myself by googling “lip template” or “mouth cutout” and printing them at home on card stock. I then cut them out and taped them to the sticks.

Vendor Credit
  • Lumber : local lumberyard and hardware store called M&S Building Supply (less than $20)
  • Paint: Orchard Supply & Hardware
  • Wood Letters: Beverly’s